I would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!
There is a list of folks I know all written in a book,
And every year at Christmastime I go and take a look.
And that is when I realize that these names are all a part,
Not of the book they’re written in, but of my very heart.
For each name stands for someone who has touched my life sometime,
And in that meeting, they’ve become forever in my mind.
I really feel I am composed of each remembered name,
And while you may not be aware of feeling quite the same,
My life is so much better than it was before you came.
For once you have known someone; the years cannot erase,
The memory of a pleasant work or of a friendly face.
So never think my Christmas wish is just a mere routine,
Of names upon a list to be forgotten in between.
For when I send a Christmas wish that is addressed to you,
It is because you’re on the list that I’m indebted to.
And whether I’ve known you many years or even just a few,
In some way you have had a part in shaping things I do.
So every year when Christmas comes, I realize anew,
The greatest gifts I have received are knowing folks like you.